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Severe wind event promps fire threat in California
Severe winds gusting 65 to 80 mph will batter California Tuesday, raising the fire danger in the area. Meanwhile, scattered rain showers are expected in parts of the South and lake effect snow continues in the Great Lakes region.
Final days: How Trump turned on Barr and embraced the ‘crazy’ Powell
President Trump has no lawyer to defend him in an impeachment trial rooted in his aggressive attempts to reverse Biden’s victory.
Thousands of Californians could lose power as dangerous Santa Ana winds raise fire risk
Residents across nine California counties could be without power Tuesday as officials aim to reduce fire risk from the powerful Santa Ana winds expected to roar through the region.
Why Putin wants to keep Navalny locked up
Alexei Navalny's brave gamble in going back to Russia to take on someone as ruthless as Vladimir Putin appears to have been a miscalculation, writes Michael Bociurkiw. Navalny was arrested when he returned to Moscow five month after being poisoned with a nerve agent. "The question now is whether Navalny's anti-corruption movement can survive with its incredibly telegenic and social media savvy leader isolated from the frontlines."
Biden's homeland security pick would inherit major challenges
If confirmed by the Senate, Alejandro Mayorkas, the son of Cuban refugees, would lead a department facing a host of serious issues, both inside and outside the U.S.
UFC on ESPN 20 video: Michael Chiesa, Neil Magny burst into laughter during final faceoff
UFC on ESPN 20 headliners Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny had one final staredown before sharing the octagon on Wednesday.        Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 20 video: Michael Chiesa, Neil Magny burst into laughter during final faceoff - EnclosureUFC on ESPN 20 video: Michael Chiesa, Neil Magny on weight for main event - EnclosureUFC on ESPN 20 video: Michael Chiesa, Neil Magny on weight for main event
At least 4 wounded during string of ‘connected’ shootings in the Poconos
At least four people were wounded in a series of shootings that are believed to be connected in an area north of Mount Pocono on Monday night, police said. The gun violence began at about 5 p.m. in Tobyhanna, prompting a shelter-in-place order as cops searched for the suspects early Tuesday morning, according to police....
FBI searches home of Huntington Beach far-right extremist who posted about attending the Capitol riot
The FBI searched the Huntington Beach apartment of a far-right extremist who previously claimed to have attended the Capitol riot.
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Mets general manager Jared Porter sent reporter unsolicited photos
Mets general manager Jared Porter’s standing with the team could be on shaky ground following a report late Monday night indicating he sent unsolicited texts and images to a female reporter in 2016.
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24-year-old Ohio cop fatally shot during hours-long standoff with armed suspect
A Toledo police officer was fatally shot on Monday during a standoff with an armed suspect wanted for vandalizing a cathedral, authorities said. Officer Brandon Stalker, 24, who was performing perimeter security at the suspect’s home, was struck once after the man walked outside and opened fire with two guns, police said. “He was an...
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Los Angeles lifts air-quality limits for cremations amid a backlog of bodies caused by COVID-19
A California air quality agency has temporarily suspended limits on how many bodies can be cremated amid a lack of storage space for those who died from the novel coronavirus.
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China is hitting back at criticism of its vaccines with a dangerous disinformation campaign
With Chinese company Sinovac facing questions over the efficacy of its coronavirus shot, the country's propaganda apparatus is attacking other vaccines, undermining overall confidence in mass inoculations.
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Opinion: New York Mets must part ways with GM Jared Porter in wake of damning report
Jared Porter's behavior, as detailed in a startling and sickening ESPN report, should cost him his job as general manager of the New York Mets.       
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Tommy Hilfiger sells his $45M mansion, reportedly moving to Florida
Fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger has finally sold his massive Connecticut mansion for $45 million and will be moving more than 1,250 miles down south.
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UFC on ESPN 20 video: Michael Chiesa, Neil Magny on weight for main event
The UFC’s second main event of the year between Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny is official.        Related StoriesDana White: Neil Magny, Michael Chiesa deserve UFC on ESPN 20 main event spotUFC on ESPN 20 weigh-in results and live video stream (midnight ET)UFC on ESPN 20's Warlley Alves vows to reach potential, become champion 
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Mets must fire Jared Porter amid sexting scandal: Sherman
If Carlos Beltran had to go for sign stealing last offseason, then Jared Porter has to go now if the facts in ESPN’s story are true and the new Mets GM in 2016 sent a barrage of unsolicited text messages with lewd overtones to a female reporter. Beltran committed a baseball crime and never made...
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Deshaun Watson is fueling Jets trade buzz — all thanks to The Post
Deshaun Watson may have given the first indication he’s interested in coming to the Jets. The Texans star’s official Instagram account liked a picture of The Post’s back page from Monday that said that Jets should do “Whatever It Takes” to acquire the disgruntled quarterback. The picture was posted by Yonkers entrepreneur Wayne Schneider. Watson,...
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Lakers manage to show some of their championship mettle in loss to Warriors
The pair of LeBron James and Anthony Davis make the Lakers special, but they run into some problems in a 115-113 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
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Amid virus surge, hospital chaplains on front line
As families are barred from visiting loved ones in hospitals to curb the spread of COVID-19, chaplains often are there to act as surrogates, holding the hands of the dying, praying with them and providing a connection with grieving loved ones. (Jan. 19)       
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Ohio police chief mourns an 'amazing police officer' who was killed during standoff
An Ohio police officer was shot dead Monday after a suspect, facing an arrest warrant, emerged from a standoff with police and started shooting, officials said.
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What to watch on Tuesday: ‘Frontline: President Biden’ on PBS
Tuesday January 19, 2021 | “Finding Your Roots” returns on PBS.
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Nets got sweet glimpse of a new James Harden
This was the sequence that defines James Harden, the good and the bad, the beautiful and the brazen and everything in between. Here, in the space of five seconds, maybe six, was enough for his detractors to jump on, enough for his supporters to fall behind, both sides able to state their cases in a...
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Harry Brant, son of billionaire Peter Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour, dead at 24
Harry Brant — the flamboyant fashionista son of polo-playing billionaire Peter Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour — has died of an accidental drug overdose, his family said on Monday. He was 24. The gender-bending bon vivant — a hip couture icon along with his older brother Peter Jr. — was found dead on Sunday, just...
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Clinton suggests Putin may have known about riot in Capitol, Pelosi wants 9/11 commission-type probe
Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on her podcast about the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month and hinted that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have been receiving updates about the chaos from President Trump. 
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‘Colbert’s’ Laura Benanti Delivers One Last Epic Musical ‘Fuck Off’ to Melania Trump
CBS“We’re planning sort of a great big goodbye to her that I’m really, really excited about,” Laura Benanti told me last month when I asked her if she was finally finished playing First Lady Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “It’s going to be pretty, pretty spectacular.”On Monday night, with about 36 hours to go until Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, she delivered on that promise.What started as a standard farewell message about how “all good things must come to an end”—and “also this,” she added—Benanti’s Melania put her Tony Award-winning skills to work in an elaborate short film about moving back to New York for good after four long years of suffering in D.C.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Mets GM Jared Porter acknowledges 'serious error in judgement' following report he sent unsolicited messages, lewd photos to reporter
The New York Mets are aware of an ESPN report that said GM Jared Porter sent unsolicited messages and lewd photos to a female reporter in 2016.       
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Joe Biden: Amnesty for Everyone Who Was Here on January 1
President-elect Joe Biden's amnesty plan will reportedly provide the glittering prize of U.S. citizenship to everyone who can show they were in the United States illegally on January 1, if Congress passes the wage-cutting, nation-changing legislation amid a deep economic recession.
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GOP Rep. Carl: Atmosphere Surrounding U.S. Capitol on Eve of Inauguration 'Creepy'
With a matter of hours to go until President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, Washington, D.C., including the National Mall and the U.S. Capitol, remain on lockdown after riots broke out inside the Capitol earlier this month. The lockdown atmosphere has a "creepy" vibe to it, according to freshman Rep. Jerry Carl (R-AL).
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Jimmy Kimmel Furious Over Ted Cruz’s Capitol Riot Complicity
ABCOn Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel began his late-night monologue by honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights icon who was viciously targeted by the U.S. federal government and whose revolutionary thinking has been softened by U.S. history classes for decades.“Thank you for joining us on the day we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a real patriot, great man who lost his life to the same sick mentality that permeates this country to this day,” said Kimmel. “If Dr. King were alive today, he would probably watch the news and go, ‘Let me be more specific about this dream I had.’”The comic then turned to The New Yorker’s shocking footage from inside the U.S. Capitol riot. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Country that refused to lock down learns a hard lesson
What's now mundane for much of the world is remarkable for Sweden: government-issued mandates on limited store capacity. Once lionized by anti-lockdown advocates, Sweden now has a new law granting the government power to do things the country previously refused to do. CNN's Max Foster reports. 
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